Researchers at one of the nation's federal laboratories are creating simulated lightning as part of an effort to determine how everything from nuclear weapon components to entire buildings will hold up to Mother Nature.
Juno, an unmanned NASA spacecraft, is barreling toward Jupiter on a US$1.1 billion mission to circle the biggest planet in the solar system and shed new light on the origin of our planetary neighborhood.
This handout photo released on June 29 by the European Space Agency/Hubble combines an image of Jupiter taken with the Hubble Space Telescope in the optical (taken in spring 2014) and observations of its auroras in the ultraviolet, taken in 2016.
Tripinsiders, a social travel platform that connects lifestyle enthusiasts and experience seekers, has recruited around 2,000 travel insiders in Taiwan and is looking to expand to 10 other Asian countries over the next year, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday.
A five-man Taiwanese team finished a week-long trip of scientific investigation and exploration in the northeastern Siberian tundra on Thursday, bringing back three woolly mammoth tusks and one reindeer skull.
In a Lithuanian forest, an international research team has pinpointed the location of a legendary tunnel that Jewish prisoners secretly dug out with spoons to try to escape their Nazi captors during World War II, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Wednesday.
The sights and tastes of Lima's huge shantytowns are not the standard fare of tourists, who are mostly drawn to Peru to see the majestic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu or sample the country's renowned cuisine. Yet for a few travelers, the slums are precisely why they come: to experience the other side of this diverse Andean nation.
A frontier town that juts into a hostile neighboring country and has a long history of militants firing upon it doesn't seem like a typical place to seek serenity. But that's exactly what you will find in Metulla, Israel's most northerly point, which is engulfed by Lebanon on three sides but which is home to a nature reserve.
Mexican experts are carefully digging up fossils of a Pleistocene-era mammoth believed to have been cut to pieces by ancient humans.
Scientists reported Wednesday that they witnessed in unprecedented detail a star being ripped to shreds and devoured by a dormant supermassive black hole.